10/7/2021 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update

 

Greetings Cambridge College Students:

 

I am Stephen Healey, and I joined the Cambridge College community on October 1st as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. My role focuses on what we are accomplishing academically; I am the chief academic officer. I look forward to hearing from you and plan to arrange listening sessions to get your input.

 

I hope the term is going well for you! As a reminder, registration will open up on October 1, 2021 for spring classes. There are also 8-week online courses available through CC Global that begin on November 1st. Check with your advisor if you are interested in picking up another course during the Fall term.

 

Here are some additional notifications:

 

Feedback on Class Engagement

The Student Success Team is working on the new issue of Alliance, our Student Success Newsletter, and they are looking for feedback from you. They want to know:

§  What advice would you give to other students struggling to navigate online or ZOOM courses? 

§  How do you build community and form relationships in your online or Zoom classes?

Click Here to Submit your Answers!

Sitters for Scholars

Sitters For Scholars (formerly Sitters Without Borders) is a first-of-its-kind non-profit organization. They offer free and low-cost evening babysitting services to low-income parents attending college in the Greater Boston area. For more information read their flyer here>>.

 

Navigating A New Normal Post Pandemic(?): Finding Resilience and Using Grit

Next week on Friday, 10/15 from 5:30-7:00 PM EST, Dr. FeLisa Albert will host her first fall panel discussion on finding resilience and using grit with Co-Facilitator Ed Stone and Special Guest and Author Dr. Linda Nathan. Click here to access the flyer for more information>>. Click here to register for the event and receive the ZOOM link>>.

 

Fall 2021-2022 Workshops

This fall, Cambridge College is offering many virtual workshops and events! Click here to access the full list of workshops>>.

 

Weekly Workshops and Groups:

 

Reading and Writing Studios

§  Every Wednesday, 9/22 to 11/10, 5:00-6:00 PM EST. Reading and Writing Studios with Cambridge College Learning Specialist Kathleen Hartnett. Click here to register for the series>>.

§  Every Friday, 9/24 to 11/12, 3:30-4:30 PM EST. Reading and Writing Studios with Cambridge College Professional Writing Tutor, Lee Okan. Click here to register for the series>>.

 

English Conversation Groups

§  Every Monday, 9/20-12/13, 5:00-6:00 PM EST. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. Click here to register for the series>>.

§  Every Thursday, 9/23-12/16, 5:00-6:00 PM EST. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. Click here to register for the series>>.

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

§  Friday, 10/8, 3:00-4:00 PM. How to Outline and Reverse Outline with Kate Litterer. Click here to register>>

§  Friday, 10/8, 3:30-4:30 PM. Effective Paragraphs and their Structure: A Beginning, Middle, End Studio with Lee Okan. Click here to register>>

§  Wednesday, 10/13, 5:00-6:00 PM. Unpacking Assignments: Getting Started Studio with Kathleen Hartnett. Click here to register>>

§  Wednesday, 10/13, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Library Webinar: How to Research Companies and Industries with Jeff Cronin. Click here to register>>

§  Friday, 10/15, 3:30-4:30 PM. Unpacking Assignments: Getting Started Studio with Lee Okan. Click here to register>>

Laptop Loan Program

If you do not have your own computer for your class and to complete assigned coursework, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A Federal Communications Commission program has provided a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. Under the new infrastructure bill that was just passed, this benefit will be expanded as the “Affordable Connectivity Program.”  To learn about eligibility and application options, visit www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions or need support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stephen Healey, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at vera.dimoplon@cambridgecollege.edu or 617-873-0614.